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Stories from the Coast

peeper Late Season Peeping - We know why Peepers peep in spring, it’s to mate. At that time, their common name makes perfect sense. But why do Spring Peepers peep in the fall? In this Nature Bummin' column, MCHT steward Kirk Gentalen sets out to solve the mystery of the Fall Peeper. Read More
DSC_0025 In Memoriam - All of us at Maine Coast Heritage Trust mourn the passing of Peter Blanchard, a true champion for the Maine coast. Read More
_L4A8231 Love of Place - "This place, and the people who also call this place home, made me who I am and instilled in me a desire to care for this land and the lives and livelihoods it supports. For me, that’s what conservation is all about." Read More

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Artboard 12“Notes from the Coast”

We’re excited to share with you the first edition of “Notes from the Coast,” where we’ll delve into a particular topic area, share thoughts and questions we’re exploring at Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and celebrate the impact we’re able to achieve thanks to your support. Read more.


Seal Cove Pond

In 2017, we began working with the Town of Tremont, Acadia National Park, and other partners to improve fish passage at two key locations along Seal Cove Brook—one at the current dam at Seal Cove Pond and the second downstream at the site of a former dam. Read more.


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The Babson Creek Learning Forest

Join the effort to create a permanent outdoor education space on Mount Desert Island for schoolchildren and community members to foster a love of nature and a connection to place. Read more.



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The Marshes for Tomorrow Initiative

Did you know marshes are taking care of you? They’re absorbing carbon dioxide from the air you breathe and defending your home and community from damaging floods by absorbing storm surge. Read more.


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“A Watershed Moment”

Don’t miss this short film that follows the multi-year, multi-group effort to restore fish passage in the Bagaduce River Watershed. See it now.